What are Manufacturing Execution Systems?

Automate and Integrate Your Process

Tracking and managing all of the activity within your manufacturing operation is critical but, in turn, significantly challenging and time consuming without the right processes in place. Put simply, manufacturing execution systems (MES) are software solutions that help your people and processes work better together.

Everything in MES revolves around collecting data, analyzing it, and then creating actionable information for different consumers, whether it’s a c-level, quality manager, IT, maintenance, or anyone in between—they all care about different pieces of the puzzle. Information from your control or automation systems helps them make intelligent business decisions.

These control systems not only connect across multiple plants, sites, and live production information, but also must be able to integrate easily with equipment, controllers, and enterprise business applications. The result is improved capacity, quality, delivery, visibility, and overall manufacturing production optimization.

Control panels
Man working

Our Approach Toward MES

Building partnerships and achieving strategic business goals through MES implementation

Accelerating innovation paves the way for rapid changes in manufacturing, increasing variability, and added pressure on operations to maintain high levels of quality at every step. With nearly 75 years of experience in the manufacturing realm, we have a unique perspective to bring to the table that takes into account everything from operations to maintenance. Not only do we design MES solutions that are set up for long-term success and sustainability, but we pride ourselves on building customer relationships that also last!

Rather than one-off projects, we like to form mutually beneficial partnerships with manufacturing facilities in the oil, mining, cement, chemical, consumer products, power, and food and beverage industries. Everything we do at Tri Tech Automation is aimed at increasing success and profitability by driving down operating expenses and total cost of ownership.

Features of a Manufacturing Execution System

Functionalities of an MES system all work in conjunction with each other to remove friction between your traditionally siloed business functions, and link them across multiple, plant-wide manufacturing processes.

Asset Utilization

Compares the time that the equipment is being utilized versus the time available, such as downtime, changeover time, and idle time.

Product Tracking

Monitors the progress of batches, units, or lots of output to track the full history of the product.

Paperless Manufacturing

Eliminates paperwork errors and redundant checks in addition to reducing overall waste.

Real-time Feedback

Identifies and resolves issues in a timely fashion for generalized optimization of manufacturing processes.

Quality Management

Improves overall product quality via data checks, yield monitoring, automatic enforcement of specifications and business rules, and more.

WIP & Resource Tracking

Monitors the progress of units, batches, or lots of output to create a full history of the product.

Production Scheduling

Sequences and times activities for optimized plant performance based on capacities of the resources.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Evaluates and measures how effective a packaging line is compared to its full potential.

Data Collection & Performance Analysis

Collects and analyzes production data in order to report on faults, backups, uptime, downtime causes, etc.

Benefits of Manufacturing Execution Systems

As the heartbeat of your operation, a well-executed management system provides many short-term, long-term, strategic, and tactical benefits to anyone on the shop floor, including:

Root Cause Analysis

Information flagged in reports and sent directly to staff can help quickly diagnose the problem, overall leading to faster issue resolution.


Being able to link lot numbers from raw materials to WIPs to finished goods can not only help manufacturers meet regulations but also assist during a recall.

Real-Time Visibility

Supervisors are provided with real-time data that gives them control across the manufacturing supply chain and awareness of how exactly the production process is behaving.

Looking for Expertise Knowledge?

Contact Us Today! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquet eu nulla nisi, non quis dis. Dictum mattis ut magna commodo.